Widening participation in higher education

At Manchester we seek excellence, inclusivity and impact in everything that we do. Widening participation in higher education – in particular, enabling fairer access to a Manchester education for talented students from all backgrounds – is central to our values as a world-class university.

The University of Manchester Widening Participation runs a wide range of programmes designed to raise awareness of higher education and improve access. Our work is varied and some of our programmes have specific target groups, such as care experienced students and students from BAME backgrounds.

Find out more by reading our 2021 annual report on widening participation (PDF document, 3.33 MB) which highlights some of our most significant programmes across the student lifecycle.